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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Abhijeet Gupta.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.


a)
White Mates in 6.
Gupta vs Igor Lysyj, Denizli, 2003
r1b1rbk1/pp3pp1/2np3p/q1p1P3/2B1Q2P/2N2N2/PPP2PP1/1K1R3R w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 ]

b)
White Mates in 2.
Gupta vs Atakan Sirin, Denizli, 2003
6k1/p2R4/6p1/3N2Bp/8/7P/r1r3PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ ]

c)
Gupta vs Deep Sengupta, Negombo, 2003
2r5/1b1rqpk1/3bpn2/pp4p1/3P4/P1N3BQ/1PB3PP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Be5 if Bxe5 dxe5 ]

d)
White Mates in 7.
Gupta vs Rahul Shetty, Visakhapatnam, 2004
5k2/pb3pb1/1pq2np1/n5N1/4R2Q/P6P/1B3PP1/7K w - - 0 1
[ Nh7+ Kg8 Nxf6+ Kf8 Nh7+ Kg8 Qd8+ ]

e)
Gupta vs Wesley So, Dubai, 2006
3Q4/p5kp/1p2r3/5q2/8/P3R3/5PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qd7+ Kf6 Rf3 ]



Gupta Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Gupta vs S Nitin, Mumbai, 2006
4rb2/p3q2k/6pp/2p5/2Q1p3/1P2B2P/P1P3P1/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Bxc5 if Qxc5 Qf7+ ]

b)
Gupta vs Israel Caspi, Gaziantep, 2008
2R5/5rk1/3p1np1/p2N4/Pp1Bq3/7P/6P1/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6+ Rxf6 Rc7+ Kh6 Rh7+ ]

c)
Gupta vs Emanuel Senador, Subic Bay, 2009
r3kb1r/1pp2ppp/7q/pPn2b2/3B4/P3PN2/1Q2BPPP/R3K2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Bxc5 Bxc5 Qe5+ ]

d)
White Mates in 2.
Gupta vs Mehdi Hasan, Bhubaneswar, 2009
2r1kb1r/1b3p2/p3pQ1p/q7/1p5B/8/1P3PPP/3RR1K1 w k - 0 1
[ Rxe6+ ]

e)
Gupta vs Deep Sengupta, Mumbai, 2009
5n2/6k1/2p2bp1/3p3p/r1pP4/1qN2QP1/2N2P1P/3R1K2 w - - 0 1
[ Rb1 Qxc2 Rb7+ Kg8 Qxf6 ]

Abhijeet Gupta Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Gupta vs Daniele Vocaturo, Wijk aan Zee, 2010
3kr3/3b1R2/pr1p4/2pPb1p1/4P3/q7/PP1QB3/K2N1R2 w - - 0 1
[ Qxg5+ Kc8 Qxe5 ]

b)
White Mates in 3.
Gupta vs Myroslava Hrabinska, Dubai, 2010
4krQ1/4b1p1/p1p5/8/6B1/2q3P1/4RPKP/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe7+ ]

c)
White Mates in 5.
Gupta vs Fe Ahmed, New Delhi, 2011
3qr3/6k1/p1Ppp2R/1r6/4PQp1/5P2/PP6/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Rh7+ Kxh7 Qf7+ ]

d)
Gupta vs Sohan Phadke, Bhubaneswar, 2011
r3qr2/5bk1/p1n3p1/1p6/2pNP1B1/2P5/6PP/1R1Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bd7 if Qxd7 Nf5+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Abhijeet Gupta vs Dmitry Svetushkin, Rethymno, 2014
4Rr1k/pb5r/8/5q2/3P3p/2P1Q1R1/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe5+ ]

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Abhijeet Gupta Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 5.
P Karthikeyan vs Abhijeet Gupta, New Delhi, 1/10/2015
r1r4k/4b1pp/3p2p1/4p3/4P2P/Pp3PN1/2q1Q3/K1BR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxa3+ Bxa3 b2+ Bxb2 Ra8+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Abhijeet Gupta vs Christophe Sochacki, Cappelle la Grande, 2016
2bq1rk1/4bpp1/r2n3p/3pB2Q/pnpP2N1/2N1P3/1P3PPP/1B1R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxh6+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Abhijeet Gupta vs Haik Martirosyan, Moscow, 2017
6rk/3nr1pp/p7/1p1qNP2/2pPp3/P3P1QP/1P6/3R2RK w - - 1 0
[ Ng6+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Abhijeet Gupta vs S M Sharon, Kolkata, 2018
1rbR4/5Nbk/1q4p1/1p6/2p5/6p1/1P1Q1RPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rh8+ ]

e)
Abhijeet Gupta vs Vassily Ivanchuk, Caleta, 2018
4qb1k/p6p/1p2r3/3r1p2/7P/P4QR1/5PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rg8+ Kxg8 2.Qxd5 Qb5 3.Qxe6+ ]

f)
Abhijeet Gupta vs S Nitin, Budapest, 2018
r4rk1/p5pp/4b3/1n3p2/q1pR4/P3P1NP/4BPP1/2Q2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxc4 if 1...Bxc4 2.Qxc4+ Qxc4 3.Bxc4+ Kh8 4.Bxb5
or if 1...Qxa3 2.Qxa3 Nxa3 3.Rc3
]


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